Georgia Trend - February 2009

Time For Trauma Funding

Billy Hodges, a Sumter County farmer, had never heard of the “Golden Hour” of medical care following a traumatic injury. And he’s not alone. If asked, Billy would have told you what many in south Georgia assume: My local hospital…

Fully Engaged

Ciji Fox still isn’t entirely clear about why she uprooted herself from the small Iowa college she was attending back in 2006 to come to Clayton State Uni-versity (CSU) on the south side of Atlanta. “I think I decided to…

Barking Up The Right Tree

In these tough times, opening any restaurant is an act of courage. However, Dogwood partners Scott Black and Chef Shane Touhy and are not only birthing a new baby, but also breathing new life into two once-tired institutions: Southern food,…

Jackson County: Getting Ready For Round Two

Jackson County is like no other county in Georgia. With four cities straddling county borders, and one city in four different counties, it also happens to be next in line for exurban growth coming from two cities – Atlanta to…

Bridge-Builder, Volunteer

In November 2004, Eric Tanenblatt helped launch Hands On Georgia, a network organizing community volunteer efforts statewide. The launch coincidentally followed a contentious electoral cycle, George W. Bush vs. John Kerry, and at the time Tanenblatt said he hoped promoting…

Cherokee County: Promising Partnership

Around Georgia and around the world, economic concerns are growing almost by the hour. But in Cherokee County, despite state budget cuts, falling tax revenues, and the housing bust, people are surprisingly upbeat. Located north of Atlanta up Interstate 575,…

Meet Georgia's Top Dawg

Every true Georgia Bulldog fan knows the seven Ugas have been damn good dogs, but how many know that their owner Frank Wilkins “Sonny” Seiler has been a damn good man? Marathon swimmer, movie actor, author, president of the University…

The University Of Georgia Press

Meet The Press: The state’s oldest and largest publishing house, the UGA press was founded in 1938. Based in Athens, it puts out some 75-80 new books each year with a fulltime staff of 24. Mission Driven: “The press’s mission…

Joining The Real World

We now know what happens when push meets squeeze. As the economic recession deepened in the last six months of 2008, Georgia’s political leaders found themselves squeezed by dropping tax revenues at the same time they were being pushed by…